The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)'s Award of Excellence in Experiential Education is presented annually to one deserving individual or group of individuals for their outstanding contribution to the world of experiential education. This year, the association changed things up a bit by extending the recognition to all institutional members. In doing so, they acknowledged the tremendous effort demonstrated in keeping all experiential education departments operating in spite of the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"AACP's recognition is a great testament to the dedication, creativity, and hard work of operations team members, course directors, preceptors, and students to address a crisis and still reach our goals of contributing to patient care through learning and on-time graduation," said Andy Traynor, assistant dean for experiential education. "It is also a reminder that beyond this crisis is an opportunity to take what we've learned together and harness opportunities for further contributions to student learning and patient care."